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CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

The River Cabin At Grove River Ranch

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Georgia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleep 4

This two bedroom (queen beds), two bath 750 sq. ft. cabin is nestled in a private wooded area on scenic grove river ranch, a 140 acre equestrian center and retreat in Banks County near Gainesville and Commerce (northeast Georgia mountain area). The outside of the cabin features three decks, hot tub, fishing pond, river shoals, bonfire area, access to hiking and horse trails. The inside is fully stocked with linens, cookware, small appliances, washer/dryer, central heat/air, gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD and VHS players. Large variety of area attractions. Weekly rates available. Stabling and riding instruction available. Contact CJ to receive a rate sheet.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager

A resident of Georgia since 1980, we built this facility in 2005 to expand my horse business and develop a nature preserve. The cabin was originally put on the master plan and constructed to house equestrian guests visiting the ranch to attend a clinic or a riding vacation. For a better return on the investment, I opened the cabin to non-equestrian visitors.

CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2006

Why CJ Farmer, Owner/Manager chose Georgia

I performed volunteer work on a trail system partially located in Banks County for the US Forest Service and could not help but notice how scenic the area was. The rural atmosphere, coupled with a very low crime rate, no traffic issues, yet close to shopping and other necessities made it an appealing choice for personal and business reasons.

What makes this cabin unique

The many noisy shoals and scenic beauty of the river/creek was one of the most appealing features of the property. Once the center of the property was cleared for pasture and construction of the equestrian center, it revealed a beautiful 180 degree ridge view with stunning sunsets. Being able to enjoy the mountainous terrain, the appearance of being in the middle of nowhere, and yet only 10 minutes away 'modern civilization' via three four-lane highways is a huge plus.

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

The River Cabin At Grove River Ranch
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

VERY NICE AND PEACEFUL

cabin was super clean. Loved river behide cabin. And the owner was great. I will stay again in the future. This a must to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peaceful is a word commonly used to describe the cabin setting. We appreciate the guests noticing and mentioning how clean the facilities are!
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4

A great place to get away from it all and relax.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend. We really enjoyed the seclusion and privacy this location provided. We grilled out every meal and had a bonfire every night. During the day we would hike the private trails along the creek and sit down by the creek and read for hours. The creek is right down the hill behind the cabin and you can walk right into it and sit on the rocks it flows around if you like. It was a very peaceful long weekend without being glued to our phones or thinking about work. CJ is very accommodating we were able to get a few things we needed very quickly with a simple text.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I is so refreshing to hear from guests who are so impressed with the serene setting of the cabin that they are able to set aside cell phones, computers, and television in favor of communing with nature! Yes, I do try to accommodate guests who request specific needs, big or small.
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5

Loved it here!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. Even in the winter, this is a perfect get away! The hot tub was very romantic, and private. The stars were so bright at night. We enjoyed the trails, the grill, and the fire pit too. Everything was perfect, and CJ was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin's quiet, scenic privacy makes it a great place to spend Valentine's weekend! Hope this couple will return to see the ranch during the colorful seasons!
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5

Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Grove River Ranch very much! CJ is a wonderful host and had everything ready as we arrived. Hot tub was great and although we only caught one fish we had a great time! Weather was not cooperating with the fishing. Got to do the horse riding lessons as well which was a nice treat. Great place to get away from it all!

Allen D.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you are looking to get away from noise, neighbors, traffic, work and other distractions, this cabin is the place for you!
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5

our stay at grove river ranch

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time...such a quaint cabin and beautiful scenery...we loved hiking and fishing...I loved the hot tub...we will be back for sure and would recommend this rental to anyone looking to experience nature at its best!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to introduce more city-dwellers to country life and all scenery, privacy, serenity, and wildlife that goes with it!
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5

No hotel/motel room can even compare to this cabin's atmosphere setting.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very relaxing. Loved the hot tub. We were very close to our son and family. Which was just down the road a little ways. So we were able to spend a lot of time with our granddaughters. We would definitely stay there again, when coming down for a visit with them. When trying to find reservations before the trip, we tried many motels. But nothing was available for the dates we had asked for. This cabin was suggested, and we believe this was meant just for us. God blessed us with this cabin in the woods. We know that for sure. No motel room can even compare to this. The price is very reasonable for all the extras you get here, than what a motel/hotel can't do. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Lord willing, we will definitely stay here again. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so rewarding to hear how much our guests enjoy the amenities, privacy, and scenic qualities of the river cabin. They are welcome to stay with us again any time they travel down this way!
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Car: necessary

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Banks Co. Chamber of Commerce CVB

877-389-2896 or 706-677-2108

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Funopolis Family Fun Center

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706-335-3866

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Atlanta Dragway

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Gresham Motorsports Park

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706-387-7490

Commerce Crossing Mall Stores

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706-335-6352

Nova Cinemas

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708-335-4366

Movie Hotline 706-423-9659

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Feb 29 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please read and be familiar with the Cabin Rental Agreement that includes rules and guidelines. The adult(s) responsible for agreeing to the terms of the rental agreement must be at least 21 years old. The damage deposit will also serve as an excessive cleaning deposit. Disbursement of the refundable deposit will be handled within 48 hours of checkout. Note: WiFi is available on the premises, but not inside the cabin! Guests should bring their own hot spot device.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations, rescheduling, or changes must be submitted by
email, vrbo.com web site, or mail and confirmed received by CJ Farmer. There is no rescheduling fee. A reservations
cancellation fee of $50.00 is charged if notice is received two weeks prior to check-in date, $100 if
cancelled with less than two weeks’ notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Georgia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are very roomy, oversized towels, and beach towels for the hot tub. The bathroom for the Southwestern bedroom has a private entrance from the bedroom. The second bathroom next to the Pinecone Lodge bedroom can be accessed from the hallway without disturbing the occupants of the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed, it's own bathroom, and a back door leading to the deck over the river shoals.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private bon fire pit near the side deck and grill. Stocked fishing pond with two docks in front of the cabin Hiking and horseback trails easily accessed from cabin Group picnic shelter and firepit on the river Horseback riding lessons available if booked at least a day or two in advance. Wide variety of area attractions.

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